“This is an exceptional learning environment. The members of the early years team are
experts at planning the curriculum and creating learning opportunities that enable all
children to excel. The staff have ensured that all areas of learning are interwoven,
meeting the varied needs and interests of all children” OFSTED REPORT JAN 2020
Surbiton Children’s Centre Nursery School is the only maintained nursery school in the local authority and it opened in 1971.
The school has 100 part-time funded places for 3 and 4 year old children and 18 places allocated to children with social and communication difficulties (These places are allocated through a panel)
We are an inclusive school and we have a number of other children with special educational needs in our mainstream classrooms.
We have an additional 16 places for 2 year old children meeting the eligibility funding requirement.
In addition to this we offer extended day places for our families needing extra hours because of work commitments or further studying. The children access their core day (either 15 hours or 30 hours funded education place) in The Den or The Green Class and then spend their additional hours in our wrap around provision.
For those not eligible or who need ore than 30 hours parents can pay for the additional hours. We also offer paid places for 2-3 year old children who do not yet receive funding.
The nursery school site is situated at the top of Alpha Road and is accessed through the gate in Middle Green Close and the Retreat. It is a purpose built nursery that was extensively refurbished in 2003. It comprises a large single storey main building, which is fully accessible, and a smaller annex. The buildings adjoin an extensive outdoor learning area which is accessible to children throughout the day; a smaller garden is situated at the rear of the building.
The school accommodation is arranged as two large interlinking classrooms and a smaller linked classroom area. A further large classroom is located in the annex building. Additional accommodation includes administration offices, and our community provision. The school is well resourced and is an excellent environment for early learning.